Crawdads Hit Three Homers to Top KannapolisMay 6, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) Kannapolis Intimidators
Jordan Akins broke a 3-3 tie with his solo shot in the sixth inning, and Zach Cone added an insurance run with his ninth inning home run, his sixth of the season and fifth against Kannapolis.
Hickory starter Santo Perez (2-1) earned the win, giving up three runs (one earned) in seven innings with with strikeouts. Greg Williams threw two perfect innings for the save (3). Kannapolis starter Scott Snodgress (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing four runs on five hits including a pair of home runs. Snodgress struck out three and walked three.
Kevan Smith put the Intimidators ahead with his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the first inning. Kannapolis added a pair of runs in the second inning aided by two errors by Hickory second baseman Luis Sardinas for an early 3-0 lead.
Crawdads catcher Joe Maloney knocked a two-run home run -- the first of his career -- to get HIckory on the scoreboard in the top of the third. Hanser Alberto added RBI-double to tie the game later that inning.
The Intimidators continue this four-game series against the Hickory Crawdads on Monday as Kannapolis right-hander Kevin Vance (1-0, 1.96) faces Hickory's lefty Will Lamb (0-2, 3.57). First pitch at CMC-NorthEast Stadium is at 7:05 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at (704) 932-3267 or visit www.IntimidatorsBaseball.com .
Monday, May 7 - Belly Buster Monday: Enjoy all-you-can-eat from the Intimidators concession stands for only $10 (excludes drinks, candy & pizza), courtesy of Pagerosa BBQ Sauce.
Tuesday, May 8 - Budweiser Clydesdales & Two-for-Tuesday: Before Tuesday's game, see the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales in the stadium parking lot beginning at 4 p.m. The Clydesdales are making their first appearance in the Greater Charlotte Area in almost a decade, and fans will have an opportunity to take pictures with them before the game between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesdays are also Two-for-Tuesday presented by Harris Teeter Neighborhood Food & Pharmacy with 2-for-1 tickets and deals when you show your Harris Teeter VIC card at the ballpark.
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